3 Ear Ache Home Remedies

3 Ear Ache Home Remedies

The first choice for an earache home remedy should be one that is quick and easy and does not require any hard to find ingredients or possibly harmful over the counter medicines.  Mild heat applied to the affected ear is almost always effective in relieving earache pain.

One simple way to make a heat compress is to barely wet a small towel or washcloth and place it in a plastic bag.  Put the bag in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Check to make sure the bag is at a comfortable temperature, wrap it in a dishtowel and place it on the aching ear.  This method is safe even for infants as long as there is constant parental supervision.

To provide continuous comforting heat, make two compresses.  One can be heated just before the other has cooled and needs to be replaced.

Olive oil

If this first line of defense does not provide earache relief, try warming a small amount of oil and placing a couple drops of oil in the ear. Olive oil or any vegetable cooking oil can be used in this method.   CAUTION:  Carefully check the temperature of the oil before putting it in the ear.   Use a small amount of clean cotton to plug the ear loosely and continue with the heat compress.    This earache home remedy is suitable for an older child or an adult.  The warm oil can help dissolve ear wax so that it can drain naturally out of the ear canal.  This earache home remedy is not recommended for infants but is suitable for older children and adults.

warm oil

This earache home remedy is most effective at night when earache pain is interfering with sleep.  If you have it available, a drop or two of oil of lavender on the outer wrapping of the heat compress can  be soothing and restful.  For infants, place a drop or two of lavender oil on a cotton ball and place it under the sheet.   An older child or adult might benefit from a drop of lavender oil applied directly to the cotton in the ear.  CAUTION:  Lavender oil is toxic and should not be ingested.  Use and store it carefully around children and pets.

cotton in the ear

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.